Felt Pine Cone Tutorial

 

Here’s how: Select two complementary felt colors. Using an iron on medium heat, adhere freezer paper waxy-side down to both pieces of felt. Trace pine cone “petal” template onto the paper and cut out shapes. Peel off freezer paper. Make a hole in the center of each petal with sharp scissors. Make petals sets, using one of each color. Slide petal sets over a wooden kitchen dowel in the following order: A, B, B, C, C, B, B, A, D, D. Alternate the position of each petal so that they resemble a pine cone. Between every petal set, place a very small square of felt as a separator. Cut the excess dowel with scissors. Glue the E petals into a cluster and glue to the top of the pine cone. To make a stem, cut a small circle of felt with pinking shears and make a hole in the center. Insert a thin strip of twisted felt through the hole and glue the circle and stem to the bottom of the pine cone petals.

Pinecone-Template

I found this free pine cone tutorial at FamilyCircle.com (link below, still working on making it active!)

http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/christmas/decorating/felt-holiday-crafts/?page=22/”

DIY Fabric Flower Garland

I found this DIY fabric flower garland tutorial on oncewed.com and fell in love with it!

DIY Fabric Flower Garland

Supplies: Scissors, needle and thread, fabric, and a pencil.

Step 1: Fold your fabric and use the spool of thread to trace a circle. Then cut the circles out.

Step 2: Take one circle and fold it in half.

Step 3: Take the half circle and fold it in half again.

Step 4: Then take your circle and stitch through the bottom. Continue this step, adding at least 6 circles on top of the first.

Step 5: Once you have sewn all 6 circles, connect the petals together by stitching through each one at the corners and then tying off the tread with a double knot.

Step 6: Next, cut 3 yards of thread and add on the flowers one by one.

http://www.oncewed.com/25323/diy-wedding/decor/diy-fabric-flower-garland/